The Middle Ages around the world

DVD - 2022

Investigate the turbulent events that marked the beginning of the Middle Ages. Trace the rise of warrior peoples from the Asian steppes that brought down the Chinese, Indian, and Roman empires, and the advent of Germanic kings who ruled the West. Take account of the great trading networks that connected the civilizations of Asia with those of the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

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Documentary films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Instructional films
Chantilly, VA : The Great Courses 2022.
Other Authors
Joyce E. Salisbury (speaker)
Item Description
"The Great courses, Topic: History ; Subtopic: Medieval history"--Cover.
"Course no. 30190"--Disc labels.
24 lectures lasting 30 minutes each.
Course guidebooks laid in each container. Guidebooks contain outlines for each 30 minute lecture.
Wide screen.
Physical Description
4 videodiscs (744 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 214-222).
  • Disc 1: Medieval beginnings : the fall of empires
  • Constantinople, Aksum, and Tang China
  • The rise of Islam and Europe's knights
  • Creating an Islamic culture
  • The medieval spread of religions
  • The medieval rebuilding of empires
  • Ddisc 2: North America and Viking explorers
  • Medieval growth and prosperity
  • The Crusades' clash of cultures, 1097-1291
  • Medieval towns and trade networks
  • Cathedrals to pagodas : sacred architecture
  • Universities and intellectual discovery
  • Disc 3: Life in a medieval palace
  • Medieval tales of heroes and lovers
  • Mongol conquests : from China to Russia
  • Marco Polo travels East to China
  • Medieval pilgrims and travelers
  • Fictional travels and monstrous races
  • Disc 4: High Middle Ages in the Pacific : Polynesia
  • High Middles Ages in the Americas
  • Late medieval disasters : climate and plague
  • Religious struggles in the age of faith
  • Medieval warfare ends with gunpowder
  • Medieval empires fall as Islam revives.